Folks are already there. The gathering of Hot Wheels nerds has begun, and some have already arrived. I have seen pics of rooms open, and it will just get busier and busier as the week progresses. I’ll be there Thursday, camera in hand to pass along to Lamley Readers what I can.
So let’s start the week’s coverage with a Preview. There are a million reasons to go to the Convention, and the models are one of them. There are five Mattel-produced exclusives this year. Two Convention Models, one Larry Wood Dinner Model, one RLC Party Model, and the Finale Model. They are always done full premium, and are always highly desired.
I have four of the five with me now – I plan on getting my hands on the RLC Party model ASAP – and have put together showcases of each. The Convention Models are first, as they are available as soon as the Convention starts, and I will showcase both the Dinner and Finale models as they are unveiled at the event. So stay tuned.
But these Convention models. One is an easy must-have because it’s the Datsun Wagon. The other will be, as soon as collectors discover how amazing it is. Because it is.